The Top Five Dashboards Every CFO Should Review Daily

The Kini Group

The CFO’s responsibilities have migrated far from the typical numbers focus and cost analysis to growth strategy, sales tactics, and even human resources. This evolution of the role of CFO has created a demand for more oversight. CFO Dashboard 2: Costs.

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Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward

Strategy Driven

The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. Click here for more information on The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - The CFO''s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward !

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5 Strategies To Go From CXO/CEO/ COO/CFO to Successful Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

You had the title of CXO/CEO/CFO/COO and everything that comes with it: The corner office, a closet full of silk [.].

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Google Lost Its CFO to Poor Work Life Balance

The Idolbuster

The topic is timely: This week Patrick Pachette, CFO of Google announced that he would be retiring to spend more time with his wife. Yet now Google has lost a fantastic CFO. Maybe if he was off some of the time over the last 25 years, he would be spending another ten years as CFO.

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How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

Harvard Business Review

What receives far less attention is that, more and more in our increasingly complex, volatile, and fully-globalized business world, the effectiveness of such action depends on a powerful partnership between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the General Counsel (GC).

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ross Jeremy Hope Martha Heller Operations versus Strategy Oscar Wilde Peter Weill recruiting Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value Successor The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership

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My Great Failure, Part 3: Needing Where I Should be Leading

Modern Servant Leader

The already overburdened technology team had no bandwidth and the CFO would not accept changing priorities of other efforts. Ultimately, I was called into the CFO’s office and asked for my resignation. I should have resigned the moment the CFO insisted on the project.

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Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The day the Jacobs Suchard (now part of Kraft Foods ) Board of Directors promoted me to the C-Suite, they strongly suggested I align myself with the CFO. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip.

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

Unlike the world of the CFO, management and staff generally do what they like when it comes to creating and (not) disposing of information, creating a cavernous gap in accountability. Information governance is not IT''s job. But it should be the CIO''s job.

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Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: Application Development , Business Structures , CFO , Cloud Computing , Emerging Technologies , Finance , Managed Hosting , Michael Krigsman , Mobility , On Demand , Oracle , SaaS , SAP , SYSPRO , Vendor Committment , Wireless And Mobility. PMO Application Development Business Structures CFO Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Finance Managed Hosting Michael Krigsman Mobility On Demand Oracle SaaS SAP SYSPRO Vendor Committment Wireless And Mobility

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Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: Application Development , Business Structures , CFO , Cloud Computing , Emerging Technologies , Finance , Managed Hosting , Michael Krigsman , Mobility , On Demand , Oracle , SaaS , SAP , SYSPRO , Vendor Committment , Wireless And Mobility. PMO Application Development Business Structures CFO Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Finance Managed Hosting Michael Krigsman Mobility On Demand Oracle SaaS SAP SYSPRO Vendor Committment Wireless And Mobility

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Keep Your Sarbanes-Oxley Off My CFO

Harvard Business Review

No, Minow is suggesting that CFO essentially work for the audit committee. As she puts it, when she's evaluating a company, "the most important thing I look for in a CFO is someone who reports directly to the audit committee, because what I want is a CFO who is absolutely clear that his or her job depends on telling the truth to the board.". I don't know of any CFO of a public company who would tell you that the job doesn't already depend on telling the truth to the board.

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Head’s Up! A great business book will soon be published.

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFO Magazine Conference Board Creating a World Without Poverty Curt Finch Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It Crown Business During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] what role do th3e emotions reason play? On October 4, 2011, Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It, will be published by Crown Business. Written by Adrian Slywotzky with Karl Weber.

Morning Advantage: Take My CFO, Please

Harvard Business Review

At first blush, it sounds like something straight out of the mind of Scott Adams, but John McCallum's guide to management one-liners in the Ivey Business Journal has its sincere merits. McCallum mines the cannon of executive aphorisms from the likes of Stephen Covey and Warren Buffett — but also Socrates, physicist Lord Kelvin, and Donald Rumsfeld — for those pithy phrases that really do capture the essence of common situations.

Mobile Payments and the 'Wow' Factor: Q&A With Square CFO Sarah Friar

Harvard Business Review

We asked Square''s CFO and Operations Lead, Sarah Friar , for perspectives on this technology, what it means for marketers, and how to manage in the world of mobile innovation.

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157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

Engaging Leader

Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Is your sight set on a new leadership role?

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Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Leading Blog

This is a group that consists of the CEO, the CFO, and the CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer). The relationship between the CFO and CHRO is vital. I F PEOPLE NOT COMPANIES, generate value, why isn’t talent at the center of every company’s strategy? It’s time to take charge of talent.

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

As Craig’s CFO and CAO, I always appreciated this leadership style. Build great teams In the early dark days as CFO of Footlocker, we had a struggling company that was deeply in debt.

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People Before Profits: 5 Ways to Lead Your Company and Brand

Linked 2 Leadership

As a CFO-turned-CEO, my business philosophy is simple: Put people first, and the profits will follow. My company sells wine, changes lives, and is growing rapidly. I am in business to expand job opportunities and awareness for the nearly 57 million Americans who live with disabilities — including my son, Matt. Although my company, 100 […].

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Tony’s Interview with Healthcare Finance News

Tony Mayo

However, once you move from being a bookkeeper to being a CFO, you are dealing with the future […]. Tips for CFOs to survive the transition to value Give up clinging to the illusion of certainty, said executive coach Tony Mayo. Accounting is a black and white world and as such attracts people who like certainty. For Executives Micro-Managers Organizational Leadership Personal Goals

These Are the People You Need on Your Startup Team

Chart Your Course

Business leadership researchers tell us that the best traits for your CFO are emotional stability and global ethics. In the days after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), a chief executive cannot hide behind the acts of the CFO.

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Samurai Bookkeeping

Tony Mayo

Years ago, while I was establishing myself in a new executive coaching practice, I supported my family by working as a part-time, outsourced CFO. Here is a reminiscence of a deep learning I earned during one of those accounting gigs. I sought help from my own coach with the very difficult [.]. For Executives Attachment Conflict Freedom

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Ebook Review: The Great Leadership Development & Succession Planning Kit

Management is a Journey

This approach creates problems because the soft skills a leader needs to inspire others to work with her are different from the skills that makes her such an effective CFO (for example). It’s a common fact that organizations often promote employees to leadership positions based on their technical skills—rather than their people skills.

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One Question Away From Optimism

Leadership Freak

During dinner with the CFO [.]. Image source You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. Every new beginning begins with dissatisfaction. If the present is satisfactory, you have nowhere to go. A preferred future stands on an un-preferred present. Dissatisfaction is easy, optimism is necessary. Seeing the light dimly: Things come together at the strangest times. Change Courage Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Taking others higher Leadership Development

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5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

Leading Blog

F ROM A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE, Lawrence Levy was asked by Steve Jobs to become the CFO of Pixar and structure it in a way that investors could understand it.

CEOs: Don't Sabotage Your Successors

Marshall Goldsmith

A CEO asked me to coach his potential successor, the CFO. It didn't take long before I just felt that the CEO just didn't like the CFO. I brought it to his attention: "I just don't think you like the CFO." A SINGLE DETRACTOR I worked with the CFO for more than a year, and all but one of his raters said they saw him as making great improvements in interpersonal relationships. However, the CEO now concluded that the CFO lacked the "adequate marketing skills."

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CMOs, Build a Relationship with Your CFOs

Harvard Business Review

But this makes the still lingering CMO-CFO disconnect even more significant, as both executives are now stewards of that critical corporate data. After having collaborated at David's Bridal to build a more effective marketing function (and actually enjoying it), we decided to share some of our observations, from both the perspective of the CFO (Gene) and CMO (Kimberly). In your preliminary discussions with the CFO, establish clear definitions, success criteria, and formulas.

Steps in a Buying Decision

Strategy Driven

meet with CFO (manages the Tech department). Agree to get CFO’s permission to at least consider external vendors. Majority decides to use vendors to do all the work rather than in house, but need buy-in from CFO. some group members prepare a presentation to convince CFO to use outside supplier and add new capability. meeting set up with the CFO and full BDT to present your findings and needs.

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How to Avoid the Next Equifax

N2Growth Blog

Well, the CFO John Gamble cashed in nearly $1 million of stock options, while division president’s Joseph Loughran and Rodolfo Ploder sold over $500,000 and $250,000 in company stock, respectively. By now, we all know about the Equifax debacle.

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Employee Engagement Articles

Chart Your Course

Why Your CEO and CFO Should Care About Employee Engagement TLNT, 2013. General Employee Engagement Articles. How to be Happy at Work Business Insider, July 2014. Three Ways to Actually Engage Your Employees HBR Blog Network, June 2014.

Morning Advantage: Female Leaders Have Tempers, Too

Harvard Business Review

Sorry, CFOs: CEOs Don't Think You'd Make Good COOs (CFO). More than half of CEOs questioned said that their CFO would not make a good COO, and only 17% said that those already taking on some organizational responsibilities would be good in an official COO position. It seems as though Christine Quinn, a Democratic mayoral candidate in New York City, likes to yell.

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4 Keys For Bringing Out The Best From Introverts

Tanveer Naseer

He has observed in many companies that a C-suite team represents a balance of types , for instance, an introverted CEO who chooses an extroverted CFO to bring strengths to the table that he or she doesn’t have. “On The following is a guest piece by Kate Rodriguez.

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

John Sims, CFO at Snowden Lane Partners who climbed the Grand Teton with a guide-led team, says, “Without trust in your teammates, you will only do as much as faith in your own limited abilities will take you.”

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Empowering Strategies for Introverts and Extroverts Pursuing Collaborative Greatness

C-Level Strategies

I remember making a case to the CFO of an organization I worked in. It wasn’t easy for this math phobic but it helped so much in persuading the CFO to devote resources to my department.

Morning Advantage: Leaders Need Hugs Too

Harvard Business Review

The Imprecise World of Accounting (CFO). Some top execs may take home eight-figure salaries these days, but I wouldn’t wish their jobs on anyone. Just take a look at these excerpts from interviews with global leaders at McKinsey Quarterly — they read like transcripts from a therapy session. The greatest leadership challenge, they say, has been dealing with the rise in external crises — the collapse of Lehman Brothers, earthquakes, floods.

The 2 Leadership Traits That Will Set You Apart (and Sustain You For The Long Haul)

Terry Starbucker

When I moved to Portland Oregon back in 2010, my intentions were to exist in a state of “semi-retirement” – that is, blending a little bit of work with a lot more down time.

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034: How to Communicate with Confidence in the C-Suite | with Dianna Booher

Engaging Leader

Well, you’ve made it to the C-Suite because of your expertise, but do you have the people skills to be successful with the CEO, CFO, and other executives?

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What Events Shaped You as a Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

He was clearly a high potential early on and was tapped by his CFO to create and lead the new internal audit group for a public company. One day the CFO asked him to attend a board meeting so that he could answer any questions that might arise regarding the internal audit group.

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Morning Advantage: The Unchanging Face of the Presidential Race

Harvard Business Review

Uncertainty Is on the Rise (CFO). Because the global economy is so intertwined, a lack of demand in Europe is bound to affect a business’s customers,” he says in CFO. Indulge us as we ask you to imagine you were reading the following excerpt from a Fortune editorial a little while ago.

Morning Advantage: My Kingdom for a Developer

Harvard Business Review

Facebook Flop Won't Scare Off Growth-Company Listings (CFO). Everyone in the room who is fully satisfied with their IT staff and has no concerns about finding and recruiting new technology talent raise your hand. OK, you way in the back, you can leave. The rest of us have a big problem to solve. Let's face it, the war for tech talent is only getting worse.